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Pocket-sized Playaway makes audiobooks accessible

NEWS – I’ve been wanting to read Where the Crawdads Sing for months. But bestsellers like that can be tough to find at the library, and I rarely buy books unless I can find them second hand. Even my usual library trick, to look for the audiobook or large-print version, didn’t seem to work this …

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Ohsnap might just be the best phone grip in the history of ever

CROWDFUNDED NEWS – Ohsnap might just make the sockets that pop step aside.  Get a grip on your phone in style with this multi-functional, multi-featured phone grip. What is it? Ohsnap is a low-profile grip device for your smartphone.  It can attach to objects magnetically, can be removed quickly for wireless charging, and its main …

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This smart ring is supposed to help you fall asleep faster

NEWS – If you’ve ever had insomnia, you know that it’s a miserable experience. You’re so tired, but you can’t fall asleep. Some sleeping medications might help the problem for a while, but could a gadget help you fall asleep faster? That’s where Thim comes in. Thim is a wearable smart ring that is designed …

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Phone mounts don’t have to be ugly

NEWS – Why should you have to settle for boring black plastic phone stand when it comes to buying a hands-free mount for your favorite smartphone? VRS Design doesn’t want you to, so they have created some ultra-cool looking mounts like the one above that looks like it came out of a Lincoln Navigator. Does …

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Today is Read an Ebook Day so what are you waiting for?

NEWS – Today (September 18) is the 6th annual Read an Ebook Day when book lovers around the globe can celebrate the day by reading a digital book and sharing their love for reading via social media for a chance to win a Kobo Clara HD eReader. All you have to do is choose an …

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This carabiner is an all-in-one EDC multi-tool

CROWDFUNDED NEWS – Here’s an EDC tool that features a rugged design and hidden tools that will make your friends do a double-take when they see you use this carabiner to open a box or tighten a screw. What is it? The GPCA (which stands for General Purpose California) is an EDC multi-tool built into …

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Prepare rice in a more traditional way with this Japanese-inspired ceramic rice cooker

NEWS – I love rice so much I probably could eat it every day. The problem is finding a way to easily make flavorful rice. I know there are rice cookers out there that probably do the job, but the AZUME Ceramic Rice Cooker caught my eye. First off it has a cool Japanese inspired …

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GameShell is a DIY kit to build your own Gameboy style handheld

NEWS – Holy handhelds Batman! Prepare to part with some cash, because I have what looks like the coolest DIY kit I’ve seen in a long time. It’s called the Clockwork GameShell and it’s a modular kit that includes all the parts needed to build your own pocket-sized gaming system that looks strikingly similar to …

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LIFESABER is a multi-tool for the outdoor Jedi

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Can you believe that I’ve NEVER been camping – EVER? Well, there was that one time when I was probably 7-8yrs old and our neighbors put up a tent between our yards and invited us to sleep in it one night. My 5yr old sister started crying within 15mins and that was …

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CycleVision integrates front and rear-facing cameras to bike helmets

NEWS – Riding a bike in the US in many places is a dangerous proposition. I’ve been cut off, had “right-crosses” that almost took me out, and the ubiquitous shouts from drivers who don’t seem to realize that I also pay taxes and have a right to the roadway. Capturing those moments, in case litigation …

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You’ll float too with the Pennywise Balloon lamp

NEWS – IT Chapter Two, the sequel to the terrifying 2017 horror movie IT is opening in theaters this weekend. To celebrate (or just to be plain creepy) Firebox is selling a Pennywise balloon lamp. The lamp is a near-identical replica to the iconic red balloon seen eerily floating in the films, usually signaling that …

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